Mint first car... great if your saving up for a golf :D
Replaced fan belt at 47,000 miles.
Cuts out at junctions etc on cold days.
Bodywork in bad condition, resprayed front panels and roof of the car.
Handbrake sometimes stiff and sticks.
The car doesn't really have much acceleration, but I don't really expect this with it only being a 1.0l. Once up to speed it is a nippy little runner and will easily do 85 to 90mph on the motorway.
Trying to get away from junctions quickly is a pain and you really have to throttle it...
I have put a new sound system and CD head unit in... extra speakers in the parcel shelf and driver and passenger doors... well worth the effort...
Only real complaint I have is the brakes... they only being to grip when the pedal is almost full pressed... when driving newer cars pressing the pedal in the same manner would probably produce and emergency stop...
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 1st September, 2005